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Alfred Cheney Johnston | Ziegfeld Follies showgirls



Alfred Cheney Johnston (1885-1971) was an American photographer🎨, known for his portraits of Ziegfeld Follies showgirls as well as of 1920s and 1930s actors and actresses.
The only book known to have been published by Alfred Cheney Johnston during his lifetime devoted to his glamour photography is the 1937 spiral-bound softcover "Enchanting Beauty", which contains 94 black-and-white photos, mostly about 7x9 inches, centered on a 9x12-inch page, although a number are cropped circular or in other designs.


Unusually, compared to virtually all other examples of his work seen today on the Web or other sources, which were shot in an indoor studio in front of a flat-black or illustrated tapestry background cloth, 37 of these photos were taken outdoors along a stream or in flower-dappled fields, etc.
Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, all the shots in the book are "airbrushed" in the pubic area, to keep them legal with respect to the publishing standards of the day.



























Alfred Cheney Johnston (8 aprile 1885 - 17 aprile 1971) è stato un fotografo🎨 di New York, noto per i suoi ritratti di Ziegfeld Follies showgirls e di attori ed attrici del mondo del palcoscenico e del cinema.
La Ziegfeld Follies, ispirata alle Folies Bergère di Parigi, fu una serie di elaborate produzioni teatrali di regia a Broadway a New York dal 1907-1931.
Furono ideate e montate da Florenz Ziegfeld, da cui traggono il nome e divennero un programma radiofonico nel 1932 e nel 1936 conosciuto come The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air.





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